Strictly Come Dancing is going on tour with some of this year’s contestants and their professional partners taking to the dancefloor across the UK, including in Manchester.

If you’ve got your tickets and are ready to see the glitz and glam right before your eyes at the city’s AO Arena, there isn’t long to go.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the event.

When is the Strictly tour coming to Manchester?

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will be available to see in Manchester from Saturday, February 3 to Sunday, February 4.

How to get tickets to see the Strictly tour in Manchester

If you didn’t manage to get tickets for the event, there’s still time to grab them (and your dancing shoes!).

Tickets are available for all performances in Manchester and you can buy them via the AO Arena website.

What time do doors open for the Manchester shows?

The doors open at 1pm for the 2.30pm show on Saturday, February 3 while they open at 6pm for the 7.30pm show that evening.

On Sunday, February 4, the doors will open at 12pm for the 1.30pm show while they will open at 5pm with the evening show starting at 6.30pm.

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Which contestants will take part in the live tour?

The following contestants from the recent Strictly Come Dancing series will perform on the live tour:

  • Bobby Brazier dancing with Dianne Buswell
  • Annabel Croft dancing with tour partner Graziano Di Prima
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy with tour partner Jowita Przystal
  • Angela Scanlon with Carlos Gu
  • Ellie Leach dancing with Vito Coppola
  • Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington
  • Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin

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What is the bag policy for the AO Arena?

AO Arena urges visitors to bring only minimal personal belongings to the venue and only one small bag per person is allowed.

But, if you need to bring a bag, this is the criteria it must meet:

  • Bags must be no bigger than 30cm wide x 40cm long x 20cm deep (approximately A3 size)
  • Bags that can be worn on your back can’t be any bigger than 30cm wide x 20cm long x 20cm deep (approximately A4 size)
  • Backpacks are not allowed into the venue

You can find out more about the concert and venue via the AO Arena website.